Why do you have to visit the same old hill stations over and over again? Just because you have your friends and relatives living there? Or because these places are really convenient to reach?
Ever wondered about exploring a place where you have to actually cut through the jungles to discover landscapes you never thought existed? Accessibility might be a concern for these places, but why not take risks for a change? We have done the homework for you and listed some of the hidden Indian gems that have been truly underrated and it’s time that people know about these places and make some memories.
Unnoticed mainly because of its location, Chitrakoot Falls is claimed to be ‘the Indian Niagara Falls’. This 1000 feet wide horseshoe shaped waterfall is located in Kanger Valley National Park, at river Indravati. The gushing sound of water makes it impossible to hear anything else and trust us the feeling is thrilling. Chitrakoot falls look exceptionally spectacular during the rainy season as the water becomes brown due to the erosion of soil. Browse some pictures and you’ll be convinced. This place is bound to mesmerize you.
Located at an altitude of 2438 metres above the sea level, Dzukou Valley is situated at the order of Manipur and Nagaland. While no one knows what heaven would look like, one can be quite sure that it couldn’t be better than Dzukou Valley. Also known as the North Eastern Valley of Flowers, the place is amongst the most beautiful secrets of India. None of the most famous hill stations can come close to match the sublime beauty of this place.
As most of the tourists choose to go to Manali, Shimla and Nainital, numerous stunningly beautiful places go ignored and one such place is Auli. This hill station is located in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand at a height of 2,500 metres above the sea level. Auli has turned out to be a hotspot for adventure lovers lately, but is still much underrated. The snow laden slopes are perfect for skiing. The nearby places offer wonderful opportunities for nature walks and trekking.
Situated at an altitude of 1500 metres above the sea level, Ziro Valley is a heavenly place. Hugged by mountains that are covered with sky touching pine tress, this valley is region of rice fields. Untouched by city population and human activity, Ziro Valley is just celestial. The summers here are cool and winters are cooler. Even the best cameras fail to capture the beauty of its soul captivating landscapes. So the next time you make a list of must-visit Indian places, don’t forget to put Ziro Valley on the list!
Daring Badi, an undervalued hill station in Odisha, is a goodly place gifted with beautiful coffee gardens, pine jungles and valleys. This is the only place in Odisha where temperature falls below the freezing point during winters, leading to snowfall. The snow upon the pine trees is a blissful scene to watch. The journey from plains to the hill is unforgettable. You will also find alluring bountiful plantations of tea, coffee, mustard and turmeric, in and around Daring Badi. So if you’re in a search of a new place to explore, try daring Badi this year!
So pack your bags, leave the old towns behind and take up a journey to these underrated entrancing places !